A goalless Champions League Final – Don’t Bet on It

Just who will become champions of Europe on May 28? Will Liverpool complete a treble or Real Madrid add the Champions League to the La Liga title they won this season? Let’s look at the final with some betting odds included along the way.

Liverpool have been in two cup finals already this season. We’re still waiting to see a goal scored in one though after two 0-0 draws after extra time with Chelsea. Looking at the attacking strength of both Liverpool and Real Madrid, this does not look like being a goalless draw. Not since 2003 has the final ended goalless. Both Liverpool and Real Madrid score plenty of goals but they often struggle to keep clean sheets, so don’t take the 12/1 at 888sport.

A penalty shoot out is a better alternative selection. There’s little to choose between these two sides so we could well see the dreaded penalties having to be taken. BetVictor offer 12/1 on Liverpool winning after penalties and the same odds for Real Madrid. Imagine having those odds on the two cup finals Liverpool have played this season. It’s worth a small wager.

Liverpool are 1/1 at William Hill to win in 90 minutes. The same bnokie has them at 4/7 to lift the trophy. The Reds have only lost one match on their way to this final and every away match has been won with at least two goals scored. They are 5/6 at Paddy Power to score over 1.5 goals in this game and that has to be a wager worth making.

Mo Salah has been on the subs bench for recent games. He’s fully expected to be starting the final from the beginning and is 13/10 to score in the match. Sadio Mane is a good bet though with odds of 2/1 at Coral to get on the scoresheet.

Liverpool have developed a habit of conceding the first goal. If the likes of Wolves and Southampton can do that, so can Real Madrid. Boylesports will give you 13/10 on Real opening the scoring.

Real Madrid have had a tough time getting to this Champions League final. There have been times against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City when fans didn’t expect to be buying Champions League final tickets.

They have always fought their way back from the most desperate of situations. Liverpool has to be wary of that. Real Madrid are 5/2 at Betfred to win in 90 minutes and are 11/8 with the same bookmakers to lift the trophy.

When it comes to who might score goals for them, Karim Benzema is top of the list. He’s scored two hat-tricks already and is the top scorer in the Champions League this season. The 5/4 offered by Ladbrokes on him scoring in this final looks tempting indeed.

Both teams scoring does too. You can get odds of 4/7 at Unibet on that happening. Who’s going to win the final? Liverpool are the favourites to do so but don’t have the greatest of records against Real Madrid. The Spaniards almost seem to have their name on the trophy after all those close finishes. A bet on Real to win with both teams scoring is 19/4 at Betway.